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FOX News
May 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
the president of the united states is on the ground in afghanistan. of course, we are in afghanistan because the attacks of 9/11 and now we know that president obama is meeting with afghanistan's president karzai, an unannounced and secret visit until this moment. some describe the relationship between our president and president karzai as "complicated." which could be the unstatement of the day. casey in point: a u.s. government released yesterday. new details of the level of corruption in afghanistan. and the unthinkable waste of billions upon billions of american tax dollars. officials in afghanistan are stealing american money according to the report. the afghan attorney general's office avoids prosecuting high profile corruption cases among other things. that's the situation as the president is on the ground if afghanistan our chief white house correspondent is at the white house. did you get any idea of this? and what do we expect to accomplish? >>reporter: the president's schedule was wide open all day leaving the possibility that he could have been going somewhere
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 12:30pm EDT
. in 2008, the illegal population in the united states peaked. between 2008 and 2009 it actually fell from 12 million to 11 million people. since 2009, it's held steady at 11 -- probably trending downward. on a net basis, illegal mig sgrags now zero or negative. the border is in fact under control. the number of apprehensions -- 22,000 officers and they're having a harder time finding anybody to arrest. apprehensions at the mexico-u.s. border are now lower than at any time since 1972. have more and more officers chasing fewer and fewer people. part of this is the collapse in labor demand. particularly in residential home construction. after the great recession of 2008. but it's also been because the united states is quietly, without anybody really noticing, dramatically expanded temporary legal migration. given the choice, of course, migrants would much rather come here with legal documents. and in 2010, there were 517,000 -- 537,000 entries of mexicans into the united states with temporary work visas. the largest number of in history. so one of the reasons that illegal mig sgrag
CNN
May 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
relations between the two countries. he will then make a televised speech to the united states, indeed to the entire world, in three and a half hours from now at 7:30 p.m. eastern time here in the united states. let's go straight to our white house correspondent brianna keilar. for this president, this is a huge deal. set the scene. >> reporter: this is a big deal, wolf. a trip by the president of the united states to a war zone like afghanistan is extraordinary and this is only the third time that president obama has made this trip. it's been over a year. the last time he was there was in december 2010 and furthermore, at the presidential palace which is where he is right now for brief remarks with president hamid karzai and to sign the strategic partnership agreement with afghanistan to talk about the u.s. relationship with afghanistan beyond 2014. that's extraordinary. the last time the president was in afghanistan in december of 2010 he could not make that trip from bagram air force base which is about 30 miles or so north of kabul to the palace because of weather concerns, and cer
CNN
May 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
president has landed safely in afghanistan, he flu there year night from the the united states. obviously he is there on the one year anniversary of the raid across the border in pakistan that led to the death of osama bin laden. we also know the president will address the nation tonight in the 7:00 hour, 7:30 p.m., he will address the nation from afghanistan. and we know while there he is scheduled to meet with the afghan president, hamid karzai and the two ledder leaders ared to sign a extstrategic agreemen between the two countries. this would create an alliance between the two countries essentially saying about this the years going forward when the u.s. combat troops are out of afghanistan, there would still be training and cooperation between the two countries. that has been morimportant to t united states to have a footprint in afghanistan going forward and as the country marks one year since the death of osama bin laden, there are still big questions about the security situation in afghanistan. you were talking about occasional problems with the taliban. and this is separate from t
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
enforcement actually works for arizona, but it does not work for the united states. observations that the population of arizona has simply gone to other states is accurate. so what arizona has tried to do while an effort at the state level to address the impact of illegal immigration is not a sound policy in the framework of what we need to do as a nation. those hyperbolic claims of racism reflects a racist construct of how our community works together and it's just as destructive as those who are motivated to demand a purge of all non-native born from the basis of a racist ideology and i for swain, enough. we need a sane approach. secure sovereign borders, account for those without lawful authority. engage in necessary bureaucratic reform and engage all levels of government for ongoing, internal enforcement and let me elab eate a little on that because i think that's what todd wanted to hear from me. secure our sovereign borders. our border must be operationally secure for several important reasons. number one, there isnis an inte security component. five years, peopleitarianed at the bo
CNN
May 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
news. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> we're following the breaking news. dramatic developments. president obama's surprise trip to afghanistan exactly one year after the u.s. raid that killed osama bin laden in neighboring pakistan. less than an hour or so ago we got the first word of his arr e arrival at the bagram air base. he is now in kabul meeting with the afghan president hamid karzai to sign a long-term strategic partnership agreement at a rather precarious time for relations between the two countries. he will then make a televised speech to the united states, indeed to the entire world, in three and a half hours from now at 7:30 p.m. eastern time here in the united states. let's go straight to our white house correspondent brianna keilar. for this president, this is a huge deal. set the scene. >> reporter: this is a big deal, wolf. a trip by the president of the united states to a war zone like afghanistan is extraordinary and this is only the thir
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
leader should have no doubt about the resolve of the united states or about israel's sovereign right to defend itself. as the president has said, we take no options off the table. of course, iran's nuclear program is not the only regional issue that is of concern to israel or its leaders. in a period of sweeping regional change that brings new opportunities but also new challenges and uncertainties, the united states will continue to bear israel's security in mind as we develop and implement our foreign policy in response to these challenges. concerning israel's neighbor, syria, we believe that the longer assad remains in power, the greater the risk that his brutal tactics will destabilize syria and possibly the region. for that reason, we are working with our international partners to pressure assad to step down as soon as possible so that a syrian-led stable and democratic transition can get going. in egypt we have supported the historic transition to democracy that began last spring. this will continue to be a bumpy ride. as egyptians debates freely the big issues of the day for the
CNN
May 1, 2012 3:00pm PDT
i'm anderson cooper. we welcome our viewers across the united states and around the globe to the special report, president obama addressing the american people from afghanistan, talking about the future of u.s. troops there and we are going to bring that to you live. >> lots of news happening now, dramatic developments covering the president's surprise visit to afghanistan like no one else can. we have our reporters in afghanistan, in pakistan, in washington, in new york, we're watching all of this unfold, our own john king will give us an inside look at what it's like to be on a secret presidential trip to a war zone. he's been on one before, our own erin burnett looks at al qaeda's future and our christiane amanpour and fareed zakariazaka. >> the president took a helicopter to kabul and signed a strategic partnership agreement with president hamid karzai. it could mark the beginning of the end of the war there. listen. >> neither americans nor the afghan people asked for this war, yet for a decade we've stood together to drive al qaeda from its camps to battle an insurgency and
CNN
May 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
perhaps be on their way home, bagram being a hub or many troops returning back to the united states and i think keen to try to suggest as he said a year ago the tide of war is still receding, choosing this anniversary, the death of bin laden, the man for americans the reason why they came to afghanistan, choosing the anniversary of his death to take this narrative an extra stage forwards and explaining exactly how america will tie up the loose ends of the decades-long war and how his presence will look like in the years ahead. >> nick what is the strategic partnership agreement? it doesn't talk about funding. those say this is more about, this isn't really, some saying kind of sets out the logistics of what's going to happen over the next ten years, after 2014. >> it's very strong on symbolism, not heavy on substance. it's important for america that it was signed, that it happened because for months there were outstanding issues that made it look like it may never come to fruition. it's important it was signed ahead of this vital summit in chicago in may, where nato allies have to put f
MSNBC
May 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
outline the relationship between the united states and afghanistan over the next decade. and will include sort of the outline for the withdrawal plan. we expect the president to address the nation and u.s. troops at 7:31 our time. that's a speech that will last for about 10 to 15 minutes, martin. and we will, of course, be carrying that live. president obama has arrived in afghanistan. he is meeting with afghanistan president hamid karzai. of course, this all comes on the one-year anniversary of the killing of osama bin laden. certainly this timing is not coincidental but president obama there to discuss the strategic partnership with the president of afghanistan, including the plan for withdrawal. >> and do you know anything or any detail yet about how this was carried out? because we knew absolutely nothing about it. the president clearly leaving the white house. i mean, i'm assuming that somebody must have known. what do we know about the detail of that? >> well, we know that of course, senior administration officials were aware of this plan. but the white house certainly keepi
MSNBC
May 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
recommend that people take a look at peel's previous statements. the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> we have breaking news at this very moment. we understand the president is in afghanistan. this on the first anniversary of the killing of osama bin laden. we understand that he traveled there overnight. there was something of a "meet the press" and media blackout but we are able to confirm the president is indeed in afghanistan. i'm joined now by kristen welker who is at the white house. please tell us what do you know? what have you heard? >> hi there. good afternoon to you. we can tell you that president obama arrived in afghanistan in kabul at 2:39 p.m. our time, which is 11:09 in afghanistan. right now, he is at the afghan presidential palace with president hamid karzai. we're just getting this information so i'll read it to you. he is there to sign the strategic partnership agreement which is essentially going to outline the relationship between the united states and afghanistan over the next decade. and will include sort of the outline f
CNN
May 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
>>> 30 minutes from now the president of the united states will address the american people. >> welcome to cnn's breaking news coverage of president obama's surprise visit to afghanistan. the president will be telling us about the new strategic partnership agreement he has just signed with afghanistan's president outlining the relationship between the united states and afghanistan after the withdrawal of u.s. forces at the end of 2014. white house officials tell us the timing was driven by the negotiations over that agreement at an upcoming nato summit. critics will say it is about politics. everyone knows today is the anniversary of the raid in pakistan that killed osama bin laden. on the ground, do people there -- are they aware that president obama is on the ground? >> reporter: late in the afternoon the sun went down there was a report on afghan media suggesting that he was already in kabul. since then we have seen absolute silence across the city occasionally by helicopters and that is presumably some part of the president in and out of the capital. the speech we are ab
PBS
Apr 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
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PBS
Apr 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
united states and china. just days before secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to arrive in beijing for semi annual talks. she spoke at a washington news conference today with defense secretary panetta and her counterparts from the philippines. >> a constructive relationship includes talking very frankly about those areas where we do not agree, including human rights, that is the spirit that is guiding me as i take off for beijing tonight, and i can certainly guarantee that we will be discussing every matter including human rights that is pending between us. >> ifill: the secretary of state arrived in beijing yesterday, one day ahead of schedule. human rights campaigner bob foo says high level behind the scenes talks are under way on a possible deal to grant chen and his family asylum in the united states. >> if he was given a choice to stay in china with the freedom guaranteed, he would prefer to stay in china. but at this current environment, and the chinese translation is almost impossible for that to narrow to happen. >> ifill: in the meantime the country's leaders are s
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
asymmetry between israel -- between the united states and israel that means these gaps are not closed. if i had one word, if you had to take one phrase from this talk, the clocks are not synchronized. and that is the concern because of this asymmetry in the military capability. now, israel's window close at the end of this year? we don't know. i tend to agree with aaron miller that there is no imminent attack. israel wants to see how it plays itself out. there's now disproceed proceed massey. unclear if a deal will be done. israel's fear is that the iranians try to create a wedge, do just enough to encourage the united states that these talks are going somewhere but not enough that that will make -- that it will be decisive. for example, if iran agrees to ship out their enriched uranium at 20% enrichment, will israel agree that as an interim, some people say interim, withere is end, that iran can enrich at a lower level. i'm not a nuclear physicist, but the hardest part is nuclear fuel. anything certainly below 20% is hard to do. but that's only reactor grade fuel. to go up to high enrich
FOX News
May 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, across 100 plus united states cities. >>guest: they were expecting thousands to show up and only 200 people showed up, and they were hoping to revitalize the movement but there just wasn't that energy there and it seems the people who are left in the movement are the extreme radicals. >>neil: you talked to them? >>guest: yes. >>neil: this is from today? >> corporations are buying the lobbyists, and they are drawning out the voices of ordinary americans. >> we are picketing bank of america. we want them broken up because they are too big. if you are too big to fail you are too big to be a corporation. all from stories i have heard, honest stories, bank of america kick people out open street, closing up parents' house and general corruption and i learned what they are doings trying to destroy a mountain. >> why did they foreclosure the homes? >> because the people in the homes owe the bank money. >> what economic system would you rather have if place rather than capitalism? i have to say communism where you get free food, where you get free medical services, and that's provided by
MSNBC
May 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
laden. and trying to sell -- trying to explain why the united states is going to be staying in afghanistan in one form or another for another, what is it now, 12 years. i mean, that is an amazing number when you think about it. a ten-year commit many here. now this is both on the economics front and on troops and all of that is still to be negotiated. every years, there will be a lobbying effort to convince congress to fund aid programs to afghanistan. we can only imagine what some of those political fights might look like over the next decade, plus two years. that said, this isn't going to be the easiest thing for the president to be explaining tonight. this is not spiking the football. i think at first when people heard rumor the president was going to afghanistan, is he simply having an ewith the troops on the day to mark the anniversary? no, he is trying to sell the what is not the most popular policy. you know what, we will be in afghanistan longer than folks want to be. but let me say why we will be there. i don't want to repeat 1989 when the u.s. abandoned afghanistan af
MSNBC
May 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
is announcing tonight that the united states is going hment to the way to 2024. let's think about that for a minute. this war in afghanistan started after 9/11. so 23 years after 9/11, our commitment in afghanistan may formally, finally come to an end. as atia pointed out, this isn't just all about the troops, it's about resources. a few points about this agreement. number one, there is not going to be any permanent u.s. base. it not like enginegermany, not japan. any military force would be using the afghan facilities. that's number one. number two, the amount of money is not specified because that's up to congress, and congress will make that decision every year. what does that mean? there will be an annual lobbying effort. this is where i think the politics of this is not so cut and dry, and there may be a lot of people saying, this is an obama anniversary. it may be a way of doing that. but look how unpopular the war in afghanistan is. he's got to sit there and explain to the american people that while this is the beginning of the end of the military commitment in afghanistan,
MSNBC
May 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
afghanistan like a ten-year extension did. >> this agreement does commit the united states economically, to some degree militarily, to a training and supervisory role in poof level, and it does not send anything. if congress doesn't want to provide it, it doesn't get provided. this is going to be an ongoing conversation skpchlt for those republicans, and there haven't been that many, at least so far on the record today, at least in congress, boat surreptitiously criticizing the president. there have been critics in the past saying the president has not talked about afghanistan nearly as much. and he's saying, i am now. talk about the bin laden university all you want, but this is an agreement that's going to fuse these two neighbors together until 2024 and let me talk. >>> the trio of the. all three of them have been critical for the president for not selling afghanistan enough to the. she's praising that that some will criticize and say, why use this during the obama anniversary? he will shoot back and say, hey, you say i'm not making a out filed. >> let me ask you about this question
MSNBC
May 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
running for -- you're the incumbent president of the united states, you are running for president of the united states to get reelected, to a certain extent, flying to afghanistan, laying out the speech, laying out the plan is as much a discretionary decision as well as a mandatory decision. in other words, you can go through this decision without as much theatre or communication. i'm saying they made a decision to say, we're going to do this in a high visibility way so we can lay this out. what is the benefit to the obama administration of choosing this mechanism as opposed to some other mechanism which could be, perhaps, less high visibility -- i don't know what that is, but there's plenty of professionals who talk about these things. they obviously chose to go with a high visibility mechanism for this. what would the case for doing that be politically? >> my first instinct when i heard this was barack obama just lost my vote. that was my gut response. >> why? >> but what has to take -- first i want to hear what he has to say. afghanistan is a failed state. it's been a failed state
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
middle east and the policy challenges that they pose for the united states. the obama administration and office are expecting to face a full plate of issues to manage while pursuing mideast policy goals. countering iran's march to nuclear weapons capability, promoting israeli/palestinian negotiations, reducing the u.s. military presence in iraq, and managing volatile situations in pakistan and afghanistan that makes for a full agenda. and then if you add to that the stunning political upheaval in the region that no one could have predicted. as these events have shown, and as our next speaker is likely to remind us, the only thing predictable by this region is the inability to predict events and the repercussions. today we are fortunate to have with us, steve simon, special assistant to president obama and the senior director for middle east and north africa at the national security council. mr. simon has had a distinguished career as an author, scholar, and one of washington's most insightful analysts on middle eastern terrorism and the broader regional dynamics. adl first encountere
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
outside actors are the only ones able to do something. does that mean the united states has to physically, that is in fact not the obvious policy implication of what i am setting. in fact, iraq should have told us our presence there in some ways created more problems than help. the presence in afghanistan might have created more problems than it help to solve. so i am not making an argument for some sort of boots on the ground u.s. must be physically involved in all of these places. >> there is another thing that we will forget at our peril. that is throughout the 1980's and 1990's, we saw salafi islam as an antidote. they're not going to be revolutionary. -- we thought they were not going to be revolutionary. we thought there were praying and wearing beards and so on. they have metastasized into this thing. even the whole creation of the taliban itself -- this was linked to regional rivalries. we have to look at the country. it cannot start -- [unintelligible] the other thing -- it is a pity mary laughed. you have to have a dialectic approach. in afghanistan, people turn to al
WETA
May 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
concerned about how the united states will remain here. this agreement basically says that we commit ourselves to supporting afghanistan economically. you know, we'll support its development and we will retain a number of troops here in a counterterrorism role in the post-2014 environment. mostly to chase after what's left of al qaeda. but this is a... signifies sort of a long-term commitment of the united states to afghanistan and more broadly to the region. >> ifill: even in the negotiating of this agreement, there have been tensions. of course we have documented all the tensions in the u.s.-afghan relationship, specifically with president karzai. was any of that in evidence today? >> not really. i think president karzai got pretty much what he wanted for his own domestic audience, his contingency. let's not forget that we had these very controversial night raids that they wanted the afghans to take the lead on. we signed a memorandum of understanding with the afghan government on that. there was a detainee issue which was a big sticking point, a memorandum of understanding was sig
FOX News
May 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
say they signed a partnership agreement. the agreement lays out how the united states will be involved in afghanistan after u.s. troops leave the country in 2014. >> i've come to afghanistan to mark a short moment for our two nations. to do so on afghan soil. i'm here to affirm the bonds between our countries, to thank american and afghans who have sacrificed so much over these last ten years and to look forward to a future of peace and security and greater prosperity for our nations. >> we can expect to hear more about in his president's address coming up shortly. he addressed u.s. forces at the air babes and waded in the crowd for hand shakes, thanked them for all the sacrifices they have made. he said he could not be more proud to be their chief. ed, we're getting dribbles from the white house what the president will say tonight. >> we got a preview from the president himself as soon as me landed in afghanistan, basically he made some quick remarks we're saying that we did not choose this war. it came to us on 9/11. he also said the battle is not over but this is the beginn
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 10:30am EDT
to the american association of medical colleges, the elderly population in the united states is expected to double between 2000 and 2030. we're already in 2012. problem is one-third of the workforce is made up of baby boom doctors. so if one-thirds of the physicians are leaving field when the elderly population is doubling and we've had a declining number of people per capita going into med school since 1980, my question is, who's going to be taking care of these people? so if you look at aerospace tri, 40% of the aerospace industry is eligible for retirement in 2012. we're in -- we've been in iraq, afghanistan, we're concerned about israel and iran. about three, four years ago the secretary of the air force said we had a geriatric fleet and the air force had to be replaced. keep in mind when it comes to tankers and refuelers and cargo planes, those planes are traditionally twice as old as pilot whose through them. eisenhower was president when the c-130s were built. how do we ramp up production and replace our aging fleet when 40% of the workforce is about to go out the door an
FOX
May 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
-sttry compound in pakistan.tonight i can report to the american peopll nd the world the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda.natsot -- usa! usaa usa! it was a moment of nationall ppide for the u-s, nearly a decade after the 9-11 attacks -- of which binnladee is considered the mastermind.as the anniversary approachee, a department of homeland security spokesman issuee a statement, sayiig -- quote -- "we have no indication of any speciffc, credible threats or plott against the u.s. tieddto thh one year annnversary of bin laden's ddatt."the obama administration also justified for the first time its use of unmaaned drones overseas in the war on terror.in full in order to prevent terrorist attacks on the united states pnd to ssve american ives, the united states overnment terrorists, sometimes using remotely piloted aircraft. meanwhile, a milessone was the "one world trade center" tower -- which will replace 9-11.workers added theefirst column of tte one-hundredth floor monday -- makiig it the pallest building ii new york city.it tooo the
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 1:00am EDT
objective accounts of what the united states government and other governments are doing. on september 10, 2001, i had lunch with mr. bremer. he chaired the congressional commission on terrorism on which i served. it was one of three task forces to predict a major terror attack on u.s. soil. at that lunch, we lamented that nobody was taking our report seriously. the next day, the world changed. in my capacity as a senior democrat, i was headed to the u.s. capitol at 9:00 a.m. when an urgent call turned me around. most think the capitol was the intended target of the fourth plane. congress shut down. a terrible move, i thought. 250 members mingled on the capitol lawn. i tried to reach my youngest child. the cell towers were done. i do not know where john brennan was. i do know that our lives can to get a after that. when he served as deferred director -- the first director of the nctc, when he moved into the white house's deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counter- terrorism and assistant to the president, and when i succeeded lee hamilton here at the wilson cent
NBC
May 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
what they're calling a strategic agreement on what the united states relationship is going to look like after troops start to pull out in 2014. here's what the president said about that agreement. >> we came with a very clear mission. we came to destroy al qaeda. and we have enormous respect for afghan sovereignty and the dignity of the afghan people. we're committed to replacing war with peace. >> about an hour later, the president then is a dressed troops at bagram air force base. what was interesting here is how blunt the president was about what military operations are going to look like in afghanistan over the next few years. >> some your buddies are going to get injured. and some of your buddies may get killed. and there's going to be heartbreak and pain and difficulty ahead. but there's a light on the horizon. >> now, what this is is an agreement to forge an agreement. that agreement is this, it's going to be both economic, aide as well as some sort of security force that's going to be in the country over the next ten years. now, what with does that force look like? there's not g
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 11:30am EDT
exploded public pension costs and shrank economic growth. if the united states is to avoid similar demographic doom, its salvation will come from one source and one source alone. thattism i grags. according to the pugh research center 82% of america's population increase will come from immigrants, their children and grandchildren. but it won't be enough. the un estimates that the u.s. will need five times that number of new foreign workers to maintain the year 2000's ratio between the elderly and working population. immigrants are good for government budgets. without people, there is no budget. so our job should be as policy makers to bring people here, who want to work. shutting our borders and deporting the millions of immigrants already here won't create fiscal health. the cure for too few workers isn't mass deportation, it is the opposite. without new workers ever greater percentages of americans incomes will be devoted to transfers to the elderly. according to the social security and medicare trustee reports, increase 81% on every single american taxpayer to maintain current b
PBS
Apr 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
terrorist attacks on the united states and to save american lives, the united states government conducts targeted strikes against specific al qaeda terrorists sometimes using remotely piloted aircraft of on referred to publicly as drones. >> the president's counterterrorism adviser then offered a legal and ethical justification for drone strikes. he said al qaeda had attacked america on 9/11 and that the u.s. had the right to strike back at enemies on and off the battlefield. translator: there is nothing in international law that bans the use of a remotely plolted aircraft for this purpose or prohibited us from using lethal force against our enemies outside of an active battlefield. at least when the country involved can sense or is unable or unwilling to take action against the threat. >> that would cover yemen, far from the battlefields of afghanistan, where last year a u.s. drone strike killed the militant cleric. he was an american citizen with the administration insists his actions were lawful. >> i speak out on behalf of abdul rahman -- >> others strongly disagree and for
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
second the issue of the lone wolf terrorist attacker where even the united states is finally starting to come to grips with this now. i refer you to the most recent counterterrorist strategy where the phrase resilience comes up over and over and over. we're never going to do away with the lone wolf, with a claim of self-professed activity, reading an al qaeda web site that, claim they're affiliated and go off and do something negative. they're harder to get to but they're less catastrophic in their effect and organization. i think it time we followed the mantra of resimens and said we've got enough ability to handle these things through local law enforcement so long as we keep connected with the part of the world where these folks are likely to be. the prescription is not to hyper inflate the degree to al qaeda brings together a movement and recognize al qaeda's uniqueness historically was its attempt to bring that together. that made it conspicuously dangerous. bin laden's death made it less dangerous and our policy needs to reflect that going ford. >> thank you very much. in honor o
CNN
Apr 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
britain to the united states. that was in 2006. and has gone on to plot other attacks, including new york. his accounts of his behind-the-scenes control and efforts to put those attacks through. and one of the most staggering things in that was the fact that one of those plots that failed in london only failed because of one tiny missed telephone call. but it shows al qaeda's skill and its dedication and it also shows that it's beginning to lose some of its core players, erin. >> and you talk about rasheed ralph, obviously, he was killed in a drone attack. how much did that set al qaeda back? and do you get a sense from this of whether key players have been eliminated by some of the successful attacks in pakistan and in afghanistan and in yemen? >> absolutely. rasheed ralph according to u.s. counterterrorism officials was at the top of his game, and that he's been missed by al qaeda already. in fact, one of the reasons that najibullah zazi was picked up in new york for an attack he planned there, just days before he was going to pull that attack off, was because rasheed ralph had been kil
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 1:30pm EDT
. they are working together with the state department and others to organize a summit in the united arab emirates on women's leadership in the arab world. and jane joined me last december to launch the women in public service project to mentor emerging women leaders around the world. founded with the seven sisters colleges. jane and i are both proud graduates. she of smith and i of wellesley. and we're including many international domestic partners. i think it's exciting that we are working on these kinds of things together in addition to all of the raft of difficult problems, both those in the headlines and in the trend lines that we confront every single day. i have to say, that film was hilarious. i have a feeling that jane was stage managing every bit of it but i can't wait to see all my predecessors to thank them for participating and george schultz with his don't worry be happy song, he actually gave me a little bear that i keep in my office that has one of these buttons when you press it, it sings don't worry, be happy. i figure if it's good enough for george schultz, it's go
ABC
May 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
to bring that tradition tolt united states, which is something they've been doing for the past several years. this is san antonio park in oakland. the first place was frank ogowa plaza. police officers had to try to contain tain them this, is the video of what happened earlier, after they blocked 14th street the police officers formed a line and pushed them back and at one point throwing a flash bang grenade. the police officers then boxed proestors in and after that the pro testors marched down here. they're now gathering in preparation for what may be another march at frank ogowa plaz yachl they have a permit to protest z right now they're gathering in preparation for hearing speeches and getting you know, rallying troops before they march back there to the area in front of oakland city hall. >> how is the crowd out there? looks like we've seen someone perhaps spit on the camera lens? >> yes. there is someone dumping spit on the camera lens and someone poured beer on my head just a moment ago. the crowd is agitated as what they'd refer to as the establishment. and they genera
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2012 8:00pm EDT
between the united states and japan. today, we welcome you in that spirit. i have worked to strengthen the ties between our two nations. when prime minister noda and i met, we talk about strengthening. i want to thank you for the personal commitment you have brought to this endeavor. you have called the united states is japan's greatest asset. through our determination and humility we have seen this through. during our discussions today, the prime minister compared his leadership style to that of a point guard in basketball. he may not be flashy, but he stays focused and gets the job done. that has helped make this visit a milestone. am proud to announce we have agreed to a new joint vision to help shape the asian-pacific for decades to come. this is part of a broader effort i discussed in which the united states is, once again, beating in the asian-pacific region. this will remain the foundation of the security and foundations -- security and prosperity of our two nations and a cornerstone of regional peace and security. we reviewed the agreement that we reached last week to realign a
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
the united states, because we still do look at the first lady as representing women in the united states, even when she is not functioning in duty hours, she represents the united states. >> this is c-span 3 with politics and public affairs programing throughout the week, and every weekend 48 hours of people and events telling the american story on american history tv. get our schedules and see past programs at our websites. and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >>> former first ladies barbara bush and laura bush sat down for a conversation about their time in the white house. historian and biographer doris concerns goodwin moderated the one-hour discussion. we hear barbara bush's thoughts about the 1992 and 2012 presidential campaigns, and laura bush speaks about her work on behalf of women in afghanistan, and influence first ladies possess. [ applause ] ♪ >> hello, my name is mark langedale. i'm president of the george w. bush foundation. i want to welcome to you the final panel of a great event we're having today with the national archives and records ad
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 9:30am EDT
they hated their guts. they had to have outside actors. does that mean the united states has to be physically itself involved? no. that is in fact not the obvious policy implication of what i'm saying. in fact, iraq should have told us that our presence there in some ways created more problems than it created help. our prolonged presence in afghanistan might have created more problems than it helped to resolve. i'm not making an argument for some sort of boots on the ground, u.s. must be physically involved in all of these places. >> but there is another thing that we will forget about at our peril and that is throughout the 1980s and 90s, we saw salafi islam as an antidote. we thought they were not going to be revolutionary. we thought they were just praying and wearing beards and so on and so forth and now they have metastasized. we have to look at the conflict. you can't start -- the other thing, it's a pity mary left. you have to have a dialectic approach to these things. yes being some people may turn to taliban. but they turn to taliban as a result of the long civil war that
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 10:00am EDT
cheaper and the people who are actually working, we the people of the united states, we don't get the same benefit. host: the minimum wage in your state is actually $5.15 per hour which is lower than the federal rate. do you have friends on minimum wage? caller: i am an independent owner. i i small-business my cell. -- i on a small business myself. minimum wage to port. you make enough money to go to work and come back,. -- minimum-wage keeps you pour. $50,000 per year in new york city is not a lot of money. that is a lot of money and other places and people are making $12,000-$20,000 to live in new york city. it is a no-brainer. the cost of levchenko -- the cost of living should before we the people. host: is from the department of labour does statiststatistics. our last caller talked about what you can live on in new york city and this is from " the new york times." >> follow "washington journal" any time on line. we will take you to the center for american progress important they will talk about u.s. drug policy and outlining the administration's's 2012 national drug control strate
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